Saturday, May 9, 2009

OATS-BUTTERMILK KANJI WITH SOME INTERESTING TOPIC


The week was quite enjoyable with the happy occasions, birthday and wedding anniversary on 5th and 6th of May. Mom has come to shower her blessings on us. It was really a blissful day indeed.

As I have told already, today’s topic will mostly highlight on WEIGHT LOSS. Shedding weight is one of the most favorable things everyone wants to do but it needs some determination and enthusiasm. Weight loss will be no more a dream once we are determined about that. Next comes the three mantras; reasonable diet, plenty of exercises, and a good amount of water intake.

Many of us want to lose weight at a quick and rapid pace but I don’t think there is really an easy path. It is easier to gain weight rather than losing it. But if we follow some restrictions in diet, as I said before, weight loss will no more be a dream. Diet restrictions in the sense, I didn’t mean of starving for anything. It should be of balanced one with lot of veggies, carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, mineral salts, and fibre, however, dinner should be very light. It can be of anything like salads, whole wheat bread, rotis, parathas, fruits, oatmeal, etc.
Diet alone will definitely not help you to lose the optimum amount of fat accumulated but also an effective exercise program needs to be put in place. Aerobics, swimming, and cardiovascular exercises play an efficient role in achieving the optimum weight loss. Both exercise and diet are in same compartment that helps shedding the excessive fat accumulation.

Next the third one which is quite easier, good amount of water intake. It is recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. It helps in flushing out toxins from the fat cells which are stored in fat tissue and released into the bloodstream.

Hope the above information will be quite useful for those who want to go for the weight loss. I am not an expert but I have shared my experience.

Coming to the recipe, Oats-Buttermilk kanji, this is a perfect and wholesome breakfast/dinner which can be prepared in jiffy. I was not much a liker of oats but this one I don’t mind to take even daily.

INGREDIENTS:

Oats – 1 cup

Buttermilk – 3 glasses (increase more if you desire)

Asafoetida – a pinch

Coriander and curry leaves – few

Salt – to taste


METHOD:

· Pressure cook Oats with two cups of water for 2 to 3 whistles.

· Grind curry leaves and coriander leaves to a coarse paste. Addition of ginger to this is purely optional.

· Once pressure is released, add the desired amount of buttermilk, salt, asafoetida, and the ground coarse paste.

· Can be served both warm or cool.

This goes to Mahimaa's 15-minute event event along with tomato-brinjal sambar.

40 comments:

Ammu said...

Very informative. Even I heard oats buttermilk combination helps in weight loss. I m planning to try urs. Thanks for sharing.

kittymatti said...

super! My MIL's favourite!

Prathibha said...

HEalthy kanji with Oats..loved ur version lol...I really hate eating oats in a sweeter version..urs look interesting lol..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice... kanji sounds good. why do we have to pressure cook oats? it gets cooked easily in a minute ilaya?

thanks for sending for the event.. can u give the link to the event please?

sowmya said...

nice post..and nice recipe with oats..

Vicky Xavier. said...

Very useful recipe and nice info dear. I will try ur version .

indhu said...

lovely recipe and writeup :)
I have the same question as Mahimaa... do you use steel-cut oats? is that why you have to pressure cook the oats?

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

srikars kitchen said...

Very Useful Information Dear...Thxs for sharing.. i heard oats is very helps in weight loss.

Madhumathi said...

Great post. I have to try this oats kanji.Nice one for summer!

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

oats with buttermilk is new to me.. i have it with milk only.. will try your version..

Nice tips on weight loss!

jayasree said...

Oats with milk is the staple for breakfast at home. During summer, its buttermilk oats. I use the quick cooking variety so its all the more easy.

jeyashrisuresh said...

thank u so much for the useful tips.most of the time for dinner i take this kanji.

Sanghi said...

Informative post..! Nice recipe too!!

Priti said...

This is sure good way to eat oats nice recipe

RAKS KITCHEN said...

With buttermilk sounds awesome! I will definitely try!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice read..yummy healthy kanji

AnuSriram said...

Yummy! comforting!

Uma said...

Thanks for sharing the weightloss tips. So useful. oats buttermilk kanji is new to me. looks so refreshing and yummy.

anudivya said...

You have a pretty neat outline on weight loss and its components... diet and exercise.
The oats kanji is an awesome way to achieve it.

littletastebuds said...

I concur with your point of view about human relationships.I love the combination of oats and buttermilk.

KParthasarathi said...

Oats kanjee in buttermilk with mustard,perungayam and some cut green chillies tastes like Bagala bath and is superb when chilled.Ideal for summer breakfast

Adlak's tiny world said...

happy to meet u all after a long brk vidhya.. oats kanji sounds healthy and easy. my mom used to have this for her b fast.

good and informative post. its indeed a nice thing, noting that yr mom has come to yr home to bless u for both spl occasions.

Chitra said...

Oh wow, buttermilk with oats is new to me..i make oats dosa..this i can give a try!!thanks dear:)

Premyscakes said...

I just love to have this. looks yum.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats an interesting post indeed and I should drink more water I think:) My mom says drinking hot water after wat ever we eat helps a lot in this:)

Oats kanji looks yummy,this is very light and we can take confidently when we are in diet,coz,so far i used to have it with milk and sugar,but I add a lots of sugar..no use rite...thanks for this version :))

Nithya Praveen said...

Good one...nice and informative.Never heard of your recipe...shall try this soon.Thanks for sharing:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow that's awesome......Comforting ......

kittymatti said...

hey i have tagged u, visit my blog

rekhas kitchen said...

Thank you so much for the support in my blog dear. A very healthy break fast yum yum

Gita said...

Hi...thanks you very much for stopping by my blog and the link...love your blog..You have a wonderful collection of healthy recipe. Wow...buttermilk and oats kanji...cooling and healthy :)

Sanghi said...

Mmm yummy and healthy dish!

Sukanya said...

Very informative and I like this recipe as I usually make oats kanji with milk and sugar, so using buttermilk and salt would be a wonderful variation.

Preety said...

yep loosing weight is not an easy task..good read though..and perfect recipe for the topic

Sia said...

Kanji with oats? that's very innovative and unique!

Ann said...

Very good Info, and sounds new to me. Will have to try this soon.

Lavanya Ganesan said...

hey good recipe .thanks for sharing this with us.

Pavithra said...

First time to your blog ..looks interesting and will follow u from now..

anu said...

hi there,
i came across your blog whilst searching for a recipe. just wanted to appreciate you for a clean and catchy blog which is colourful but not confusingly so. i have added it to my blog list. all the best.
cheers,
anu

My cooking experiments said...

A very good post! i am going to try this out.Interesting blog!

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is regular in our breakfast menu, looks good and like ur version too